Performers

Jessamin Landamore

Jessamin Landamore

Performer

JESSAMIN LANDAMORE is a dancer and yoga teacher originally from Lewes, East Sussex. Trained at London Contemporary Dance School and Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Jessamin has performed nationally and internationally for numerous companies across Europe, Sri Lanka and the USA. Jessamin has also appeared in several operas at the Royal Opera House. Cscape credits:  Tree, Venus Flower, When the Shops Shut, Taste, Neptunalia, Hansel and Gretel.

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Jessamin Landamore

Trained at:

London Contemporary Dance School and Northern School of Contemporary Dance,

Performances:

  • Made By Katie Green
  • h2dance
  • Seven Sisters Group
  • Cscape Dance Theatre
  • Fleur Darkin Ensemble
  • Holly Blakey
  • LA Follies
  • Nutkhut
  • Rogue Theatre
  • Reuben Feels (immersive theatre)
  • Pestiferous (The Weirdy Beardies)
  • Bakehouse Factory
  • and numerous other companies across Europe, Sri Lanka and the USA.

Jessamin has also appeared in several operas at the Royal Opera House, including David McVicar’s ‘Faust’ (choreographed by Michael Keegan-Dolan of Fabulous Beast) and Laurent Pelly’s ‘Robert Le Diable’.

She continues to collaborate with colleagues from LCDS, performing with immigrants and animals (Jamila Johnson-Small) and Trumpet Creepers improvisation group. Jessamin is an Embodied Dancer/Yoga Alliance UK accredited yoga teacher and travels annually to Sri Lanka where she is Director of Dance for the International Festival of Dance, Music, Speech and Drama.

Polly Motley

Polly Motley

Performer

Polly trained at Northern School of Contemporary Dance and continued her studies on the post grad at London Contemporary Dance School. She has since worked with Simon Birch, Royal Opera House, Finn Walker, Thea Sharrock, The People Pile, Jorge Crecis, Theo Clinkard,  Kneehigh Theatre, and has danced in many productions with Cscape over the last decade. And now she really is a mother. And she loves it.

Carl Harrison

Carl Harrison

Performer

Originally from Manchester, Carl graduated from London Contemporary Dance School with a 1st Class Honours and was also the co-winner of the Deutsche Bank Pyramid Award for Contemporary Dance. Since graduating Carl has worked extensively as a performer for Protein Dance, Punchdrunk Theatre, Aletta Collins, Maresa Von Stockert, Fitzgerald & Stapleton, Terry Gilliam, Thick & Tight, Headspace Dance and Theatre Rites. He is also a founding member of The Four Gay Triplets; a queer dance troupe

Bec Applebee

Bec Applebee

Performer

Bec is one of Cornwall’s recognised creative practitioners. During her career she has performed with some of Cornwall’s ground breaking companies which include Kneehigh Theatre (Red Shoes, King of Prussia) and Wildworks( The Old Man with Enormous Wings).

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Recent acting credits include; ‘The Man Engine’ 2016, ‘Gogmagog’ 2014 with Golden Tree productions ‘Imagine That’ National theatre ‘If the Shoe Fits’ Cscape Dance company ‘Oh Mary’ and ‘The Ugly Sisters’ with Bec Applebee presents. Bec plays with the band Dalla producing 5 albums (A Richer Vein, More Salt, Rooz, Cribber, and K5) In summer 2016 she represented Cornwall singing with the fabulous Tosta Banda www.tostabanda.com as part of Donostia’s European city of culture. Radio credits include BBC 4 radio series ‘On the rocks’, ‘Post cards’ and The King of Prussia.

Suzie West

Suzie West

Performer

Suzie West completed a 1st Class BA in Dance & Theatre at Roehampton Uni-versity, then a PGCE at Exeter University and has continued to teach, create and perform contemporary dance in the South West. Suzie is a dedicated re-searcher and ‘meddler’ in the placement of dance in education, for both teachers and the students.  Cscape credits: Taste, Neptunalia

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Suzie West

Education:

  • 1st Class BA in Dance & Theatre at Roehampton Uni-versity
  • PGCE at Exeter University

Suzie continues to teach, create and perform contemporary dance in the South West.

Suzie is a dedicated re-searcher and ‘meddler’ in the placement of dance in education, for both teachers and the students. SpinDrift Dance Collective has evolved out of her passion to keep the local dance ecology well connected to current contemporary prac-tice.S

uzie has spoken at conferences and taught seminars for Universities and organisations in the UK and Europe. Her research follows community of prac-tice methodology. possibility thinking, humanising creativity and the role of so-cial media in creative dialogue.

As well as directing SpinDrift, she trains young dancers in local schools, at Falmouth University and as co-director of Hall for Cornwall Youth Dance Com-pany. Suzie is local to the South West and has a vested interest in local stories, beauty spots and people when making work. She specialises in site specific per-formance, large community performance and creative partnerships projects.

Suzie is a wild, animated and athletic performer who performs regularly for lo-cal choreographers in SpinDrift and internationally with Chhaya Collective. She has also performed with Rogue Theatre and Cscape,

Suzie has worked on several projects with Cscape as well as dancing on Neptunalia at Somersault Festival in 2015 and Taste as Education Manger and Tour Assistant.

Emily Dobson

Emily Dobson

Performer

Emily is a dancer and choreographer who works across live and digital platforms.She trained at Bretton Hall College of Arts and has since worked across the UK and Northern Ireland touring, teaching, working on site and project based work across communities under the direction of internationally renowned choreographers and directors. She regularly collaborates with artists across disciplines, her film work screened in Budapest, Argentina, USA, Russia and the UK. She is an Associate Artist at HfC, Associate Lecturer at Falmouth University, Associate Practitioner at DR2 and co-founder and co-director of Freefall Dance.
Emily has worked with Cscape as a performer and co-deviser in Neptunalia (for Somersault festival), When the Shops Shut, Enjoy Your Stay, If the Shoe Fits, Don John, Below and Guilty Fingers.

Tom Jackson Greaves

Tom Jackson Greaves

Performer

Born in Cornwall, Tom trained at Laban and London Contemporary Dance School and has worked extensively as a performer for Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and Kneehigh, and choreographed for many large scale theatre productions including The Globe and Everyman. Tom has previously danced for Cscape in The Venus Flower and Taste, also choreographing Neptunalia for the company in 2016.

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Performance credits

  • Extensive touring for ‘Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures’ including Cinderella, Nutcracker!, Early Adventures and Sleeping Beauty.
  • Tristan and Yseult (Kneehigh Theatre)
  • Kes (Sheffield Crucible)
  • Dirty Dancing (Future Cinema)
  • Then You Were Gone (Cameron McMillan Dance)
  • Slaughter (The Mconie Company for The Place Prize)

Choreographic credits:

  • The Glass Menagerie (Headlong Theatre UK Tour)
  • So Here We Are (Manchester Royal Exchange)
  • Juicy and Delicious (Nuffield Theatre Southampton)
  • When We Were Women (The Orange Tree)
  • The Crocodile (Manchester International Festival)
  • Teddy (Southwark Playhouse)
  • Defect The Musical (Arts Ed)
  • Shadowthief (Barnsley Civic)
  • Kerry Ellis at the Palladium (London Palladium)
  • LIFT The Musical (Soho Theatre)
  • Harvest Fire (YMT The Lemon Tree Aberdeen)
  • The Seventh Muse (YMT Barbican Plymouth)

Short creations:

  • ArtsEd
  • The MTA
  • CPA Studios
  • Dance Academy Russia

Music videos:

  • Boy George
  • Clare Maguire

Tom also creates his own dance-theatre work: Seven Deadly Sins (UK Tour) and Vanity Fowl (Sadlers Wells).
Tom was a winner of the New Adventures Choreographer Award in 2012.

Seamas Carey

Seamas Carey

Performer / Creative (Music)

Seamas Carey is a performer, composer and silent film pianist who grew up in Cornwall. At the age of 17 he escaped the clutches of formal education and began work as a multi-instrumentalist and composer for theatre. Since then he has toured continuously throughout the UK, Europe, Middle East and USA.

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Seamas Carey is a performer, composer and silent film pianist who grew up in Cornwall. At the age of 17 he escaped the clutches of formal education and began work as a multi-instrumentalist and composer for theatre. Since then he has toured continuously throughout the UK, Europe, Middle East and USA.

As well as touring, he’s also worked in the studio recording numerous theatre, dance and film soundtracks and is a founder member of Cornwall based theatre company Silly Boys. He recently composed and produced the solo project “Seamas Carey Meets His 4 Year Old Self” with the help of a 20 piece choir.

Other recent work includes Wolf’s Child (Wild Works), 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips (Kneehigh), Neptunalia (Cscape), Hetty Feather (Kenny Wax) Two Punks & A Tandem (Silly Boys), 100: The Day Our World Changed (Wild Works & The Lost Gardens Of Heligan).

 

Lois Taylor

Lois Taylor

Performer

Lois is a freelance dancer artist who works across a wide range of contexts.  What interests her is the creativity and depth of engagement and the reward of the experience. She creates her own artistic visions and projects, facilitates creative activity for others.

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She is a performer who seeks out collaborations that lead to new adventures, she works across art forms, leads technique and improvisation workshops, choreographs work and produces events. This leads her to work with and for dance companies, community groups, education, health and well-being settings and in landscapes and other sites and with a wide range of partners. Lois  mentors dancers and runs creative conversations for organisations seeking to build a relationship with dance. She founded Attik Dance company, was a lecturer in BAHons Dance and Choreography at Falmouth University, she  co founded Physical Postcards and is an associate artist for Hall for Cornwall.  She is currently a lead artist on Dark Skies: Bright Stars, a creative response project to the night sky and funded by the Heritage Lottery.

Alice Smith

Alice Smith

Performer

Originally from Bristol, Alice is a 21-year-old Dance and Choreography graduate from Falmouth University. Prior to her degree Alice qualified as a mat work and equipment Pilates instructor. As well as making her own work, she has worked with companies such as: Cscape Dance in Cornwall, Silke Z|resistdance in Köln, Germany and Katie Dale-Everett Dance in Brighton.

Imogen Starr

Imogen Starr

Performer

Imogen is a Cornish based dance artist, She graduated from Falmouth university with a First Class Honours Degree in dance and Performance

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. During her studies, she created a dance and film production team, who collaborated with students and graduates from Falmouth university. Alongside this she works with Bakani Pick-Up fellow dance graduate from Falmouth university, as rehearsal director and dancer during research stages for his MA in choreography at Trinity Laban. Hansel and Gretel will be her first production since graduating in July.

Sioda Martin

Sioda Martin

Performer

Sioda is a Performer, Movement director, Choreographer and Teacher based in Leamington spa.  She is also a Thai massage Therapist and qualified Yoga instructor. Cscape Credits:  Venus Flower (performer), Taste (performer) and Neptunalia (performer for Somersault Festival and rehearsal director for Trebah).

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Sioda Martin

Sioda is a Performer, Movement director, Choreographer and Teacher based in Leamington spa.

Education:

  • Northern School of Contemporary Dance in 2002

Performance Credits:

  • Motionhouse Dance Theatre
  • Ace Dance and Music
  • Parlor Dance/ Keira Dance
  • Assault Events
  • Mobius Dance Theatre
  • Freefall and Yael Flexor-Bedlam Dance.

Sioda was also Rehearsal Director for 2Faced Dance Company on their recent tour of ‘Dreaming in Code’. Sioda specialises in Dance Theatre and Contact Improvisation and is passionate about making dance accessible to all.

Artistic interests

Performance for non-conventional settings through Theatre, Movement and Comedy and she is currently developing her own choreographic style inspired by recent professional development training at The Actors Space Barcelona, supported by DCD.

Sioda is experienced in teaching groups of all ages and abilities – motivating and inspiring young performers.

She was selected to be part of the Dance Touring Partnership project ‘Everybody Dance Now’ alongside the Ultima Vez international tour in Spring 2015.

She is also a Thai massage Therapist and qualified Yoga instructor.

Katie Lusby

Katie Lusby

Performer

Katie trained at London Studio Centre and London Contemporary Dance School, who is currently working with Gecko Theatre, after joining them in 2015 for The Time of Your Life, a BBC and Battersea Arts Centre co-production that was broadcasted live on BBC4.

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Katie Lusby

Education:

  • London Studio Centre
  • London Contemporary Dance School.

Katie completed her MA in 2014 and has since been invited as an external examiner for various assessments at LCDS.

Work Credits

  • Richard Alston Dance Company
  • Van Huynh Company
  • Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake as well as appearing in the new 3D film of the show.
  • David McVicar’s Aida at the Royal Opera House
  • Remounted the choreography (by Fin Walker) at Den Norske Opera & Ballett in Oslo

Choreograph Credits

  • Aletta Collins
  • James Cousins
  • Jorge Crecis
  • Akram Khan (Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games)
  • Wayne McGregor (DanceLines 2011)
  • Wayne Parsons
  • Liam Steele
  • Didy Veldman
  • James Wilton

Performance Credits

  • 2013-14, the original cast of Punchdrunk’s The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable, performing several different roles over the yearlong run.
  • Working with Gecko Theatre, after joining them in 2015 for The Time of Your Life, a BBC and Battersea Arts Centre co-production that was broadcasted live on BBC4.

Teaching Credits

As a teacher, Katie has taught the professional class at The Place, at institutions such as:

  • Central School of Ballet
  • London Studio Centre
  • London Contemporary Dance School
  • Doreen Bird College
  • Performers College
  • University of East London
  • Birkbeck University of London

Leading company classes for

  • Scottish Dance Theatre
  • Punchdrunk
  • Jorge Crecis/SQx and New Adventures

She was also an Associate Lecturer in Choreography at London Studio Centre from 2014-15.

Alistair Goldsmith

Alistair Goldsmith

Performer

Alistair is a London based dance artist. He graduated from London Contemporary Dance School with a First Class Honours Degree.

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Alistair Goldsmith

Education:

  • London Contemporary Dance School
  • Exchange program at State University of New York: Purchase College.
  • Post Graduate Diploma as an apprentice with the National Dance Company Of Wales

As an apprentice with the NDCW he danced works by Angelin Preljocaj, Stephen Shropshire, Christopher Bruce, Stephen Petronio and Eleesha Drennan.

Performance Credits:

  • Punchdrunk in ‘The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable’
  • Gary Clarke Company’s National Tour of ‘COAL’
  • Secret Cinema’s ‘Back to The Future’
  • English National Opera in ‘The Indian Queen’
  • Emma Martin Dance/United Fall and Peut-Être Theatre
Nell Martin

Nell Martin

Performer

Nell Martin recently graduated Arts Educational Schools London with a 1st class honours degree in Musical  Theatre.

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Nell Martin

Theatre Credits:

  • Paula in West Side Story (Salzburg International Theatre Festival 2016)
  • Assistant Choreographer for Bad Girls (The Union Theatre)
  • Assistant Choreographer for Beauty and the Beast (Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Theatre*)
  • Ensemble Choir for Follies in Concert (Royal Opera House
  • Dancer in West End Heroes (Dominion Theatre). 

Credits whilst in training:

  • Paula Abagnale in “Catch Me If You Can” (European Premiere, ALWFT)
  • Dance Captain in “Crazy For You” (ArtsEd Studio Theatre)
  • Janet in “DEFECT” (World Premier)
  • “The Olivier Awards 2014/15” (Royal Opera House)

Film and Radio Credits:

  • Choreographer for feature film “Servants Quarters”
  • Soloist “BBC Friday Night is Music Night – We Can Be Heroes” (Mermaid Theatre)
Rob Mennear

Rob Mennear

Performer

Rob is currently the Co-Leader of the Hall for Cornwall Youth Dance and is the Director of All Boys Dance and teaches across the South West in a wide range of schools, colleges and professional development programmes.

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Rob Mennear

Education:

  • The Place (London Contemporary Dance School), BA Hons and Postgraduate Diploma in Performance.

 

Performance Credits:

  • Jose Vidal, Ffin Dance
  • Ijad Dance Company
  • Rogue Theatre and Freefall Dance
  • CSCAPE – Neptunalia

Teaching:

  • Rob’s keen interest in teaching led him to teach in established institutes, schools and academies across London.

Currently Rob is the Co-Leader of the Hall for Cornwall Youth Dance and is the Director of All Boys Dance and teaches across the South West in a wide range of schools, colleges and professional development programmes.